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BASES endorsed course

BSc (Hons) Sport Science

Apply now for 2020 entry. If you are not quite ready to apply, come along to one of our open days or send your enquiry to our admissions team on the form below.

Course overview

Make your mark by maximising sports performance on this British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) endorsed course.

Apply contemporary sport science theory and innovative research, whilst following a specific and scientific sport-focused course that covers the disciplines of sport psychology, sport physiology, sport biomechanics, motor learning, and research methods. You will get to grips with critically evaluating and engaging with the latest sports research related to performance and use this knowledge to develop an evidence-based approach to your practice. Use your new skills to actively initiate and conduct scientific projects linked to individuals, teams, and agencies from across the wide spectrum of the sports performance world.

Meet and study with like-minded, enthusiastic people who all share a passion for sport in our perfect coastal location. With access to state-of-the-art facilities, labs and equipment, you will immediately know you’re in the right place to progress your interest in sport performance and elite/professional sports. There is also the opportunity to gain experience in our on-site Sport Performance Centre.

Careers and Opportunities 

Once you have graduated from this course you will be well placed to seek employment in sport science avenues such as;

  • Sport and exercise science support
  • Performance sport support
  • Working in high performance environments
  • Coaching
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Fitness industry
  • Sport and exercise scientist (e.g., physiologist, biomechanist, strength and conditioner, nutritionist.)
  • Performance lifestyle adviser

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Apply VIA UCAs for 2020 entry

Key Information

Course title:
Sport Science
UCAS Code:
BSc (Hons)
3 years
Study mode:
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 120
AECC University College

Course leader

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Phillip Heritage

MSc, PGCert, BSc (hons), CSi, FHEA - Lecturer

Phill is currently a lecturer in sport and exercise physiology. He is the coordinator of the University College’s on-site Sport Performance Centre working with UK and overseas coaches, athletes and support staff.

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Course details

Combine theory and practical from the outset, with integrated teaching and assessments that support your learning outcomes and skill development. All units will develop an independent learning culture and provide you with a learning experience to push you, drive you to your goals, all whilst supported by our fantastic academic team and professional services staff.

You will develop critical thinking and possess the knowledge, understanding and skills to address current issues within the sport science domains, and therefore will be well equipped to consider future matters and problems.

We welcome your application if you are passionate about applied science and making a difference to the health of our population.

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How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through a combination of:

• Examination
• Coursework
• Presentations
• Group work
• Portfolio
• Practical Assessments and Presentation

Unit breakdown

"Make your mark by maximising sport performance"

Entry Requirements

How do I apply for 2020 entry?

If you want to start this course in 2020, you will need to apply via UCAS. Please use institution code A65 and the course code C606. 

Apply via UCAS for 2020

If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland

Essential for entry

Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.


BBB or above to include one of; Biology/Human Biology/Physical Education. General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Fitness, Applied Science.

Access to HE Diploma

A total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Sports Science.

International Baccalaureate

Overall grade of 32 points or higher to include either Biology or Physical Education at Higher Level.

Course Fees

2020/21 Fees

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man Students - £9,250.00 per annum

International students - £14,523.00 per annum

Please note: These fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Governments review of Higher Education Funding.

Additional course costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your course.  There are additional course related costs are not included in the tuition fees. So you will need to budget for them when you plan your spending.  

For further fees guidance for all students at AECC University College whether full time or part time please refer to our Tuition fees policy.


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Additional Costs

Fees and funding

Scholarships and Bursaries

Student finance resources

Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register here and search for our AECC University College.

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